Posts Tagged: novella

Mar 22
Blog Tour: Review-Kate Meader’s In Skates Trouble

Blog Tour: Review-Kate Meader’s In Skates Trouble

I’m a hockey fan and when I heard about the Hot on Ice anthology, I was curious. When given the opportunity to participate in the blog tour about the anthology, I signed up. As some of you are aware, I adore Kate Meader’s writing and I couldn’t pass up the chance to read In Skates Trouble. Not only is it part of a great anthology, but proceeds of Hot on Ice‘s sales go to a great cause, Homes for our Troops. Also, In Skates Trouble sets the scene for Meader’s Chicago Rebels series, an all about hockey book series! We have good characterization. Addison Williams is a former plus size (a term she hates as well as I do) model who is done with being a trophy wife. She’s strong,… Read more »

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Feb 27
Book Review: Meredith Duran’s Sweetest Regret

Book Review: Meredith Duran’s Sweetest Regret

Meredith Duran is a new author to me and I’m glad I gave her a try! I’m a big fan of second chance romances and Sweetest Regret really sounded interesting. It’s a novella and was originally published in the anthology, What Happens Under the Mistletoe, in 2015. Characterization is good. Georgina Trent is the daughter of a diplomat and runs her father’s household. She’s not beautiful by society’s standards and she’s also a bit shy. I’d also say Georgina is loyal once you’ve earned it, but her insecurity can get in the way. Then we have Lucas Goodwin, a society darling! Of course he’s good looking and attracts the ladies, but there’s only one he has eyes for. We have a few secondary characters that play a role, but this… Read more »

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Apr 17
Cover Reveal: Monica Murphy’s Intoxicated + Excerpt

Cover Reveal: Monica Murphy’s Intoxicated + Excerpt

Fans of Monica Murphy’s Billionaire Bachelors Club: I have an excerpt and cover reveal for the upcoming novella, Intoxicated! I’m totally loving this cover! * * * Title: Intoxicated Author: Monica Murphy Anticipated Publication date: June 17, 2014 Series: Billionaire Bachelors Club #3.5 Genre: Romance Publisher: Avon Impulse Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy wraps up her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a wedding to remember. But this time, they’re not bachelors anymore, and the groom … is one of them. It’s Gage and Marina’s wedding day, but wedded bliss seems a long way off: Ivy’s just gone into labor. Marina’s missing her matron of honor. And Bryn’s giving Matt the silent treatment. It’s up to Archer, Gage, and Matt to make sure this day goes off… Read more »

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Dec 07
Book Review: Anna Bloom’s The Saving of Benjamin Chambers

Book Review: Anna Bloom’s The Saving of Benjamin Chambers

I had a lot of fun reading Anna Bloom’s The Art of Letting Go and adored Ben Chambers. If you haven’t read The Art of Letting Go, it’s not necessary to enjoy The Saving of Benjamin Chambers. Firstly, can I take a moment to talk about the cover? I’m totally digging it and I really think it reflects Ben and what he stands for. Secondly, ah, Ben! He was loads of fun in The Art of Letting Go and I loved how his relationship with Lilah began. In The Art of Letting Go, we find out Ben and Lilah met at her office Christmas party, but we don’t know exactly how the introduction occurred. The Saving of Benjamin Chambers answers this as well another important question regarding a particular gift… Read more »

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Nov 30
Book Review: Rebecca Thomas’ The Blacksmith’s Son

Book Review: Rebecca Thomas’ The Blacksmith’s Son

By now you know I can’t resist a historical romance and when I read the synopsis to Rebecca Thomas’ novella and saw that it involved a female character disguising herself as a boy, my interest was piqued. As for characterization, we have good character development within the confines of a novella. Ally Lockwood is feisty and isn’t afraid of hard work. She disguises herself as the son of a blacksmith and is biding her time before she can leave the country. The reason? She’s been accused of stealing from the Earl of Linford and when she comes face to him in her disguise she knows her time is up. Then we have Quentin who has just left the Navy and is going home to visit his family before leaving to… Read more »

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Nov 29
Book Review: Bethanne Strasser’s Letters From Home

Book Review: Bethanne Strasser’s Letters From Home

I’m a big fan of unrequited love and when I came across the synopsis to Bethany Strasser’s Letters from Home, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review it. Character development is difficult in a novella because you’re limited with what you can do and Stasser gives us strong characters. Lena is a doctor in the United States Army and likes to keep busy. She can come off a little too strong and at times I didn’t like her, but it’s easy to understand why she acts the way she does. Then we have Zack who missed his opportunity to tell Lena how feels! I liked Zack and he’s honorable. He’s had to make some tough decisions, but he’s made them and is ready to move on with his life…. Read more »

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Nov 28
Blog Tour: Review-Veronica Bane’s Mara + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Veronica Bane’s Mara + Giveaway

Veronica Bane’s Mara is an intriguing tale about a group of misfits finding common ground and friendship amid social tensions in the town of Jericho. As for characterization, it’s a bit weak, but again, it’s a novella and you can’t go into in-depth character development otherwise you sacrifice other aspects such as narrative. Our main character is Mara who has the ability to control fire and comes from a troubled past. We get to meet her brother briefly and it’s pretty apparent they have a rocky relationship. Mara does not live with him and instead went to live in Jericho with her aunt and uncle. Then we have Miyuki who can control water and unlike Mara is just coming to terms with what she can do. Other characters can control… Read more »

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Sep 09
Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

I’ll go ahead and admit it: I wanted to be part of the blog tour based on the cover alone! It’s gorgeous, but when I actually read the synopsis, I was intrigued and Angela Carlie doesn’t disappoint! Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a story within a story and by that I mean, we get Jenny’s story and a glimpse into the book she’s writing. Jenny is an author and dreams of publishing her book and it becoming a bestseller in order for her husband, Jason, to quit his job and spend more time with her and the girls. I really enjoyed Carlie’s writing and she knows how to throw a curve ball I didn’t see coming. The alternate text from the story Jenny was writing was engaging and at times,… Read more »

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Sep 04
Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s Can’t Let Go

Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s Can’t Let Go

Jessica Lemmon’s Can’t Let Go was originally scheduled for an October release with Hard to Handle set for September, but the dates were changed. While some may hate the ending to Can’t Let Go and call it a cliffhanger, it really isn’t one. If you haven’t read Tempting the Billionaire, you don’t need to in order to enjoy Can’t Let Go, but I do recommend it because you’ll have a better understanding of the time frame. It’s not necessary though! Those that read Lemmon’s Tempting the Billionaire will remember Sadie and Aiden. Both are secondary characters and we know from Tempting that Sadie ends up dating Aiden. What we don’t know is exactly what happened between the two of them. Crickitt attempts to get to the bottom of it, but… Read more »

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Aug 24
Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Entangles

Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Entangles

Hope Entangles picks where Hope Breaks left off. Those of us hoping for a Jake and Hope reconciliation, well…we have to wait some more. Hope Entangles isn’t about them getting back together, but rather what Hope does get over what she did to Jake. Now if you haven’t read Hope Breaks stop reading this review NOW, read it then proceed. Like Hope Breaks, Hope Entangles is told via Hope’s point of view, but we also get Jake’s. I always enjoy getting to see Hope’s world, but the real treat was getting to know Jake! Bello left some unanswered questions in the first novella especially with regards to how Jake knew Hope in high school. That question is answered and I’m glad she gave us his perspective alongside Hope’s. Also, I… Read more »

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Aug 19
Book Review: Maya Cross’ Lockout

Book Review: Maya Cross’ Lockout

I wish Lockout was one of those novellas you could easily pick up and read from that particular moment, but alas it is not. If you haven’t read Locked then read it before proceeding to Lockout otherwise you’ll be lost. Maya Cross’ Lockout picks up right where Locked left off, with Sophia walking away from Sebastian after the text she sees he receives. When Sebastian wakes the next morning, he’s stunned to find her missing and attempts to make thing right. Sophia doesn’t want anything to do with him, but against her better judgment she relents. A majority of the novella takes place with Sebastian traveling, but he leaves her with a gift and specific instructions that she follows. Sebastian is training her to become his sub and she willingly… Read more »

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Aug 02
Blog Tour: Review-Katharine Ashe’s How to Marry a Highlander

Blog Tour: Review-Katharine Ashe’s How to Marry a Highlander

Katharine Ashe’s How to Marry a Highlander is a novella in her Falcon Club series. You don’t need to read the books in the series, but for a little background on Teresa and Duncan, you might want to read How a Lady Weds a Rogue since they make an appearance. Upon hearing the local vicar express his interest in her, Teresa Finch-Freeworth, flees her home in the country to London with one goal in mind, to marry the handsome Scotsman she can’t stop thinking about it. She seeks Duncan, the Earl of Eads and proposes marriage, but is disappointed when he doesn’t remember her and refuses her proposal. Not one to back down from a challenge, she proposes a wager; for each betrothal his sisters make with her assistance, Duncan… Read more »

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